SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ENTER THE CHALLENGING WORLD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on professional positions in the fields of information technology, business, and management. The program is designed to merge the IT fundamentals of databases, human-computer interaction, networking, programming, and Web systems; and it covers technologies such as mobile applications, non-relational databases, and cloud computing. Students are taught to develop a solid understanding of the underlying theories and concepts and practical hands-on applications while applying their problem-solving and critical thinking skills to handle all types of real-world computing and informational problems. In addition, students are exposed to a well-rounded learning experience where they work in teams to master oral and written communication.

 

THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:

• PROBLEM-SOLVING
• ANALYSIS
• DOCUMENTATION
• CONFIGURING
• HARDWARE ENGINEERING
• INPUT/OUTPUT PROCESS
• IMPLEMENTATION
• INTEGRATION
• SOFTWARE DESIGN
• DETERMINING SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
• MONITORING
• SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION
• SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
• TECHNICAL SUPPORT
• QUALITY ASSURANCE
• TROUBLESHOOTING
• CUSTOMER SERVICE
• DEFINE SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS
• COMMUNICATIONS
• NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

CORE REQUIREMENTS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

 

CONCENTRATION

STRATFORD OFFERS THE FOLLOWING CONCENTRATIONS IN THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

CYBER SECURITY

Complete all of the following courses

CIS224 Legal and Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity
CIS225 Network Management
CIS247 Information Assurance and Cyber Security Architecture
CIS374 Security Mechanisms (Countermeasures)
CIS376 Software Security, Practices, Policies, and Standards
CIS411 Threat Analysis Model
CIS412 Vulnerabilities
CIS420 Intrusion Detection

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

Complete all of the following courses

CIS225 Network Management
CIS253 Server OS
CIS254 Clinet OS
CIS258 Database Administration
CIS302 Routing & Switching
CIS311 Data Centers and Virtualization
CIS339 Network Operations
CIS401 Modern Communications

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Complete all of the following courses

CIS220 System Analysis and Design
CIS221 Requirements Engineering
CIS232 Database Programming
CIS256 Database Design
CIS301 Event-Driven Programming
CIS364 Software Quality Assurance
CIS365 Object-Oriented Programming
CIS460 Software Configuration Management and Packaging

NO CONCENTRATION

Students required to select 8 from BUS, CIS, HCA, and HIM courses with advisor approval.

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ARTS AND SCIENCES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY